Early Learning Resources

Family Engagement

 QSLA believes that families are a child’s first and most important teacher.  We also know that children benefit when families and early educators work together in support of children.  The resources below are intended to support early educators in building strong relationships with families for the benefit of all children in their care.

Family Engagement Newsletter Archive

Each month QSLA sends out a Family Engagement Newsletter to providers by email, featuring a new topic each month! This is the archive of all Family Engagement Newsletters from September 2021 onward. These newsletters include resources for providers to implement with families directly as well as family activities, focusing on topics like Staff Development and Support, Welcoming Environment, Family Partnerships, Community Partnerships, and a special “You Asked, We Answered” section where we respond to provider support requests.

QSLA’s Family Engagement Tip

Learn NEW strategies in each tip to build a culture of family engagement at your early learning program, and view previous tips.

Looking for additional FE tips, checkout our archive!

QSLA’s Family Engagement Webinars

Watch our previous Family Engagement Webinars on our YouTube channel!

QSLA Coloring Sheets

Check out our QSLA coloring sheets including useful facts and various designs. Share with your families!

Child Development Coloring Sheet

Self-Care Coloring Sheet自我保健塗畫紙

 

QSLA Talking Points for Families

Provides common messaging for providers to use while communicating with families about QSLA

Concrete Supports Infographic (English)

A 2-page resource infographic with information about: Support Hubs, Food Support, Housing Assistance, Employment & Legal Assistance, Transporation, Mental & Physical Health, Domestic Abuse, and Regional Supports (Long Beach and Antelope Valley).

Quality Counts California: Family Engagement Toolkit

Whether you’re a child care provider, trainer, coach, home visitor, or educator in another setting, you can benefit from Quality Counts California’s (QCC) Family Engagement Toolkit. The toolkit consists of five modules to continue your professional development on family engagement.  All professional development learning modules, practice simulations, and resources to extend your learning are available in English and Spanish.

Talk. Read. Sing (First 5 CA)

First 5 CA has a variety of resources focused on early language, reading, brain, and motor development.  Resources include activities, downloads, videos and more!

Strengthening Families Protective Factors On-line Trainings (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance)

When families have the resources and supports they need, it increases the likelihood that children will grow up to be successful in school and in life.  The Strengthening Families Protective Factors trainings help those working with families to learn about the proactive ways they can support children and families.

Child Abuse Prevention Resource Guide

The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive.

  • Chapter 6 provides valuable resources, based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors, for providers and families to work towards preventing child abuse and neglecting and having positive conversations about supporting families.

QSLA is proud of the many resources available on our website and hope they support your program and your family. If you are interested in sharing any of our QSLA created resources with your communities or on your website, social media or other platforms, please give QSLA credit by tagging us on Facebook @QualityStartLosAngeles or Twitter @QualityStartLA or sharing the link to our website for the resource.